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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2021, 02:24:21 PM »
Quality is huge, beware of bling that runs surface deep 


I'd give Northwood products a hard look

https://northwoodmfg.com/travel-trailers/

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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2021, 03:42:26 PM »
Being on trailer #2 and headed toward #3.....best thing I come offer is that slides are your friend. They make a huge difference in not feeling cramped. And get larger tanks.....you'll be amazed how fast those things will fill when everyone realizes how much more convenient it is to do your "business".
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2021, 03:46:24 PM »
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2021, 03:52:12 PM »
You might consider looking at the Escape Trailers manufactured in Chilliwack BC.  I like their design and they have a very good reputation.  Went up a few years ago and checked out a few demo's they had on the lot at the factory.  They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for.  Will be purchasing one ourselves as soon and life stops getting in the way.  Here's the web page: https://escapetrailer.com/

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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2021, 03:56:18 PM »
IMOP they are all CHEAP.  I just tried to find a better built "CHEAP" one!  We do like it so far.  Delamination is always a concern as well as rot in floors and of course roof leaks.   I choose the AZDEL no wood walls for no delam and pvc roof much better and also UV proof with full 15y warranty.  Laminated wood flooring with alum joists seemed like a winner as well.  Seen to many chipboard garbage as soon as water touches it in my life.
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2021, 05:09:37 PM »
I am not aware that Escape uses constructional chipboard in the manafacture of their trailers.  The floor is exterior 3/4" plywood.  The walls are part of exterior thick epoxy insulated shell.  Leaks are the bain of most recreational vehicles, but Escape has gone a long way to minimize them.  They also have an owners forum you can join and their great at answering questions.  https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/misc.php?do=login

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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2021, 05:55:02 PM »
Reminds me of Bigfoot campers.   :tup:   I also not fan of slides...  Great but also leak/problem/weight issues come with em.
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2021, 05:57:22 PM »
If your wanting a really good $ trailer
Get an airstream
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2021, 07:01:36 PM »
Don't care what tow capacity is for your truck.  If you don't have a trannie cooler get it install.

Stay away from Forrest River Products.  Good luck and listen to wife when it comes to storage and kitchen.  Most RV mattress are not good so be prepared to change them out or upgrade.  Lots of good suggestions here

Forgot to add making beds and bunks depending on what you use for bedding  and getting in and out of them.

If you use a cpap machine  12 volt adapter close to the bed and where to put it.

Convert to use of 6 volt batteries instead 12 volt batteries.  Power last longer.

Look at clearance might want to flip the springs.  Depending where you take it.
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2021, 07:04:32 PM »
Truck is factory equipped to tow. Auxiliary trans cooler, heavy duty cooling, etc.
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2021, 07:16:13 PM »
Truck is factory equipped to tow. Auxiliary trans cooler, heavy duty cooling, etc.


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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2021, 07:35:55 PM »
After having one with and one without I wouldn't even consider a traveler trailer without a slide out. Especially with a family.

Tandem axle for sure. 


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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2021, 10:14:39 PM »
How about brands to steer clear of?
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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2021, 04:15:48 PM »
Iíd stay away from the Keystones if youíre buying new. I donít think they really have more problems than the other brands, but theyíre famous for working harder than all the other brands to not honor their warranties.

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Re: Travel trailer advice
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2021, 06:13:46 PM »
On my 2nd trailer now, first one was a 25' Dutchman Rainier, wasn't too bad for a first one. Traded it in on a 26' Arctic Fox with the 3 bunks. When we looked at the AF it looked way bigger than the 25' Dutchman! Come to find out the Dutchman length is total length from front of tongue to back bumper. Arctic Fox is 26' inside, lots bigger. Look for individual reading lamps by the bed if you or your wife reads. Some come with one reading light right in the middle above so if one wants to read the other has to bury their head under the covers or pillow. Look for one with an exhaust fan in each space, bathroom, kitchen,  and bedroom. Make sure it has a ladder to access the roof. If there isn't a ladder then that means you shouldn't be on the roof which means it's weak construction. You'll want to get on the roof to clean it or replace exhaust fan covers. Check sealer seams on the roof around vents for cracks in the sealer. If there's cracks in the sealer then water has got inside. Nice to have lots of storage inside and out. I think Kent RV is a good place to shop.

 


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